AC Car Travel Discomfort, Motion Sickness And Its Easy Management

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD
One in five have one or other kind of discomfort while travelling in Air Conditioned vehicles. It can be avoided in few of the cases like personal cars or vehicles and if the season also in favor of it. But in other cases it is unavoidable. Even as a matter of joy, pleasure and prestige some prefer to have AC irrespective of the need and necessity. Later such people end up with few discomforts. Truly such discomforts may vary from mild to moderate condition like nausea, gastric irritation to the extent of fever, breathlessness, vertigo, darkness, hallucination etc. 

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Here are few simple remedies to overcome such discomforts. According to ones particular kind of discomfort the suitable remedy can be chosen and tried.

1.Nausea,Vomiting sensation,Regurgitation etc
One spoon each of salt and cumin seeds (Jeera) are taken together and fine powder is made. During the time of journey, a pinch of this is taken and chewed or swallowed. This can be repeated 4-5 times during the time of travel

Bloating, Gastric irritation, Gurgling of stomach, Pricking sensation etc
Sliced dry ginger or ginger powder is soaked in lemon juice and dried completely. After 15-20 minutes of journey in the AC vehicles, 1-2 pinch of the above combination is taken along with warm water. If necessary 2-3 times this can be repeated.

Giddiness, Hallucination, Vertigo, Darkness of the eyes etc
1 spoon of tea powder, half spoon of table salt and a pinch of pepper powder are taken together and fine mixture is made. This is preserved in air tight containers.

As the individual gets pre-manifestation feature (premonitory symptoms), one pinch (1/4 spoon) of this powder is added to half cup of warm water (that is taken in a flask) and dissolved. This is used for mouth gargling. Or else 2-3 teaspoon of this hot infusion can be taken internally.

This gives significant benefit by contributing stimulating effect.

Shivering, Cold, Sneezing, Cough, Dryness of the mouth or lips etc
Often the camphor added Eucalyptus oil is smelled/inhaled in case of sneezing, cold, shivering etc. Chewing or mastication of dry grapes (raisins) along with sugar will help to reduce cough, dryness etc in significant manner.

Cramps, Body ache, Joint pain, Stiffness after or during journey etc
Coverage of the cold sensitive body parts like ear, nose, smaller joints with thick cloth,jacket or blanket will surely safe guard the individual from such possible adversities of AC. Intake of 15-20 ml of Dashamoolarishtha or Jeerakarishtha helps in significant manner to relieve the stiffness and pain caused during or due to journey through AC vehicles.

Yes., simple remedies do wonder. You will be free from adverse reactions of the modern medicines and you will enjoy comfortable journey and there after too.
Consult Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD

6 thoughts on “AC Car Travel Discomfort, Motion Sickness And Its Easy Management”

  1. Hi,
    I have always suffered while travelling. So, a big thanks for this amazing post. I will using those tips for sure.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. I have motion sickness whenever i read while travelling in Car or Bus. But i am absolutely fine reading on train. i Start feeling giddy and get nausea if I read in moving vehicles. Do I use the same solutions?

  3. I always experience motion sickness in long journeys or air-conditioned cars, it gets worsened when I try to read anything especially from my gadget. I always try to wind down and get enough breeze blowing on my face as I move in the car

    Thank you for this article and for the remedies.


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